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The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles. 9780521689762

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

Cambridge University Press. 2010

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  • EAN: 9780521689762
  • ISBN: 978-0-521-68976-2
  • Editorial: Cambridge University Press
  • Fecha de edición: 2010
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Dimensiones: 17,4x24,7
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Nº páginas: 344

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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles ? the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band?s music.

- Traces the group?s creative output from their earliest recordings through their career
- Pays particular attention to the social and historical factors which contributed to the creation of the band ? Investigates the Beatles? unique enduring musical legacy and cultural power
- Clearly organized into three sections, covering Background, Works, and History and Influence, the Companion is ideal for course usage, and is also a must-read for all Beatles fans
- An introductory volume perfect for the many university courses devoted to the Beatles, as well as for Beatles fans
- Provides biographical analyses, telling the fascinating stories of the bandmates? backgrounds
- Assesses the band?s abiding musical and cultural influences, and their place in popular culture


Foreword (Anthony DeCurtis)
Chronology of the Beatles' lives and works
Introducing the Beatles (Kenneth Womack)

Part I. Background:
1. Six boys, six Beatles: the formative years, 1950?1962 (Dave Laing)
Appendix: the repertoire, 1957?1962
2. The Beatles as recording artists (Jerry Zolten)

Part II. Works:
3. Rock and roll music (Howard Kramer)
4. 'Try thinking more': Rubber Soul and the Beatles' transformation of pop (James M. Decker)
5. Magical mystery tours, and other trips: yellow submarines, newspaper taxis, and the Beatles' psychedelic years (Russell Reising and Jim LeBlanc)
6. Revolution Ian Inglis
7. On their way home: the Beatles in 1969 and 1970 (Steve Hamelman)
8. Apple records (Bruce Spizer)
9. The solo years (Michael Frontani)
10. Any time at all: the Beatles' free phrase rhythms (Walter Everett)
Appendix: the Beatles' canon on compact disc

Part III. History and Influence:
11. The Beatles as zeitgeist (Sheila Whiteley)
12. Beatles news: product line extensions and the rock canon (Gary Burns)
13. 'An abstraction, like Christmas': the Beatles for sale and for keeps (John Kimsey)
General discography

Contributors: Anthony DeCurtis, Kenneth Womack, Dave Laing, Jerry Zolten, Howard Kramer, James M. Decker, Russell Reising, Jim LeBlanc, Ian Inglis, Steve Hamelman, Bruce Spizer, Michael Frontani, Walter Everett, Sheila Whiteley, Gary Burns, John Kimsey

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